Bone Marrow Donor Needed For Five-Month-Old Windsor Girl
Wednesday January 18th, 2017
Posted at 10:22pm
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There is an urgent call for bone marrow stem cell transplant for a five-month-old Windsor girl.
Madalayna Ducharme was recently diagnosed with malignant infantile osteopetrosis, a genetic disorder that causes bones to get thicker and denser.
This disorder attacks vision, hearing and is life threatening.
If you are in the age bracket of 17-35 and are healthy her family is asking you to sign up to be on the one match registry.
It is a quick swab of your mouth to register. If you match up with someone, it could be as simple as a blood donation because science has come a long way and has discovered new easier methods for collecting stem cells.
There will be a swab event held in Madalayna’s name at St Clair College on January 26th at 9:30am to 3:30pm. A valid health card is needed to register.
You can find more information on the Facebook page here.